Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Ozempic® (semaglutide injection), is alerting consumers that a counterfeit version of Ozempic, which reportedly contained insulin glargine instead of semaglutide, was purchased in a retail pharmacy in the United States. Ozempic is a diabetes treatment that has gained widespread popularity as a weight loss drug, spurring a black market for the medication. In June 2023, United Kingdom reporters found Ozempic for sale on Facebook, and Nigerian authorities found fake Ozempic pens containing insulin in nine countries. Novo Nordisk advises retail pharmacies to always purchase semaglutide medications “through authorized distributors of Novo Nordisk and reliable sources” and shared a list of tips to help health care providers and patients recognize signs that a medication may be counterfeit when purchasing Ozempic or other semaglutide injection products.